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Teenage Mutant Ninja GHOSTBUSTIN' Turtles!
Teenage Mutant Ninja GHOSTBUSTIN' Turtles!
Don't question. Just LOVE.
Nearby, I asked these regular human Ghostbusters about their blue stripes, and they told me it was in support of the new movie. Made me all happy and verklempt and stuff:
This Emily from Corpse Bride posed oh-so sweetly:
As did the Warboys:
... gettin' their Chrome on:
There were several really impressive Immortan Joes around - including 2 or 3 stunning gender-swapped versions:
This incredible Big Sister from BioShock was almost overshadowed by one of the creepiest Little Sister I've seen yet:
It was those red-rimmed eyes. [shudder] SO GOOD.
This guy had wired up a color-changing infinity mirror, which made it look like he had a technicolor hole through his chest:
Tricky to photograph, but super cool in person.
Here's Stay Puft again!
Disgust from Inside Out had the expression down pat:
Look, now they're disgusted with each other! Ha!
Anyone remember this amazing kid Doc Oc from last year?
He's taller now; I almost didn't recognize him! Fortunately the giant red glowing arms helped.
Another reminder of where I'm taking most of these pictures:
As much as I rave about DCon, I want all would-be attendees to know exactly what you're getting into. Ergo, all the crowd shots this year.
The lowest level is practically cave-dark, so please excuse some of these shots; I still wanted you guys to see this steampunk trike and Wonder Woman:
I mentioned in my last post that lots of DCon attendees bring their own music, but some are more extreme about it than others:
These guys brought all their gear, set up against a wall, and jammed out with some chill blues. It was actually a welcome relief after all the pounding techno and dance music from upstairs.
(I've never heard any official stance on all these music/DJ groups at DCon, so I assume the hotels are just cool with it unless enough people complain.)
This guy was rolling around on his own custom dance floor tile, complete with a coordinated light show under his clothes:
He controlled the pad with his phone, so he didn't look up too often - which made it look like he was just casually tooling around answering texts or something. Heheh.
We all knew Portal's GLaDOS would be a dominatrix, right?
Complete with wire whips!
(For those who haven't played Portal - well, first, DO - but also, GLaDOS is a computer system that looks like this:)
(And her personality is delightfully evil.)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, here's a sweet-as-sugar Mary Poppins:
Plus a lady Chimney Sweep!
Caught this baddie walking in my direction:
He stalked over and stuck his face right in my camera, but sadly those shots are a messy blur.
I always forget this cosplayer's name, but she's one of my favorites to photograph:
The amount of detail in her costumes is incredible; check out those skull shoulder pauldrons! And that chest piece with all the charms and chains!
[UPDATE: Aha, that's Jillian, aka Defenz Mechanism. Thanks, commenters!]
One of my better shots:
So gorgeous. So terrifying. :D (Look at her skirt! ::swoon::)
I'm a fan of this angle - cuts out a lot of the crowd - so I tried to get low as much as I could on this level:
Here are two friends of mine, kitted out as the delightfully disdainful Narcissa & Lucius Malfoy:
Alexie was also the Cinderella I mentioned in my Reflections post, btw; the one with a skirt so voluminous it took two of us to get her down the escalator.
She told us there were 85 yards of material in there, and by the end of the day her hips were bruised from the weight. When we went to sit down for dinner, one of us had to scoot a chair completely *under* her skirt for her to sit on, which resulted in a delightfully hilarious "skirt poof" over the back of the chair, down to the floor. Wish I'd grabbed a picture of that. :D
Plus, SPARKLY SHOE SHOT:
I had just taken these Elves' photo when an adorable white-haired Dwarf popped his head in-between them:
Now here's the most jaw-dropping and technologically amazeballs cosplay of the year:
I think this is the robot from Lost in Space:
... but there are a few notable differences that make me wonder if it isn't another, related model.
And I know this should have been obvious at the time, but I was still astounded when I realized there was an actual person in there. There were lights, sound, several different motions - no lie, I stood transfixed in front of him for a good 10 minutes. (Several times a robotic voiced boomed out, "Take a sensor scan; it will last longer.")
Here's a quick Vine of him in action:
I'll end there for now, since this post has already gobbled up a lot of my week. Stay tuned for more!
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